Took a quick overnight trip to Hilo to catch opening night of Merrie Monarch 2016 with Halau o Kekuhi and the Sig Zane for Hurley release party that followed.
















Hurley x Contrast Anti-Canvas…

Ground Crew…

Hawaiian Airlines x POW! WOW! x Fitted: Ground Service Vehicle Project from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.


Water by Morgan Maassen from NouvelleVagueLA on Vimeo.

Photographer Morgan Maassen shot Coco Ho for the ESPN The Magazine 2014 Body Issue and while he shoots beautiful nudes of one of the most-adored female pro surfers he also knows how to make the ocean look sexy as well.

Test your equipment…

TESTING DA waterz from cliff kapono on Vimeo.

Before Cliff Kapono headed to Tahiti to film ‘Ike he took his rig out for a test drive at Black’s. Super cool, quick edit with a soulful song makes you want to get a weird, single fin and soul arch into the sunset. The featured track is “Bad Self Portraits” by Lake Street Dive.

Aaron Kai going 100…

Kamehameha Kea‘au alum Aaron Kai was recently interviewed by The Hundreds. Checkout the interview here to read about the young artist’s views on pop culture, Lemon HI, surfing and Dragon Ball Z. KAAAAAAAAMEEEEEHAAAAAAMEEEEEEHAAAAAAAA!


The Talk of the Sea from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.


“Cherishing the Reflection”

Hula Aihaa and Ka Hana Kapa are practices that continue to illustrate unparalleled craft and skill. The memory of Technique is a component in the NDA of our people that preserves in this contemporary world. This skill set is a reminder and premonition – at the same time. Exploring, practicing, perfecting, and evolving the specific skill set, determination and commitments are rewarded.

Last January, the Halau O Kekuhi and Ka Poe Hana Kapa brought forth a collaborated effort of chant, dance, and cloth. The metaphor of the oloa (the kappa), the chanting, and the aihaa, is the fusion of societies and encourages the longevity of the practices that we steward.

Capturing the individual – moments before the performance – we discover a sense of acceptance of skill and craft about to unfold. Deftly they move. Adept is the execution. Cherished are the reflections!

“What is your craft?
How are you carrying this skill set into the future and make it applicable to now and the future?”

Creative Director: Kuhao Zane
Photography: Paul Kema
Photo Director: Brandy-Alia Serikaku

– Sig Zane

These 12″ x 48″ canvases will be on display and for sale at Sig Zane Designs during Merrie Monarch.

Last Practice…

Halau O Kekuhi gets in a last practice before tomorrow’s (tonight’s) performance at the 51st Merrie Monarch.

Ho‘okahi hana lima…

Ho‘okahi honihoni…

“Do you want to go get breakfast or something?”

POW! WOW! Hawaii Recap…


Another exceptional event put on by our good friends Kamea Hadar and Jasper Wong. Every event gets bigger and better, and this year was no exception. Here’s an insider’s view of the event and the POW! WOW! Hawaii family and experience by WEREHAUS. Peep our very first PUUKOHOLA jersey at the 6:51 mark…Mahalo @kameahadar!

Paiko Hawaii…

Paiko Hawaii in Kaka’ako is the perfect place to take your significant other on a quick and fun date. Last night my girlfriend surprised me and signed us up for one of their “succulent workshops.” Walking into the store for the first time I was a little skeptical if i’d enjoy myself, but once I got my hands dirty I really got into it. I felt like Mr. Miyagi perfecting his bonsai as I meticulously crafted my succulent masterpiece. Check out their website at for more information on upcoming workshops.


POW WOW HAWAII 2014 pt2…

POW WOW HAWAII 2014 pt1…

Finally had the chance to walk around Kaka’ako today and check out all the action. As anticipated, I was simply in awe of the amazing f’ing pieces these artists created. Here’s a little photo recap of my stroll through my 50mm…

Pop-up tonight…

ʻOhana by Hawaiian…

KZ sent us these photos from last Friday when both he and his dad finally got to see (and kiss) their ʻOhana Plane. 3 planes have been completed thus far, and based on the video below, I can see why the painting process takes so long. I canʻt wait to ride on this Sig Zane Designs creation, got my pole ready for Molokaʻi! Oh, and nice shirt btw Kuhao!

#KZX10 Recap…

Kuha’o Zane celebrated a decade of designing t-shirts, textiles and identities for Sig Zane Designs in Hilo this past weekend with an art exhibit and auction in Hilo titled, “10 X 10 X 10.” All of the proceeds from the event, which was held at the Sig Zane shop, benefitted the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation. Although “10 X 10 X 10” was a fundraiser, it was more a retrospective look at the evolution of KZ’s designs and precursor to his 31st birthday weekend.

Brandy Serikaku & Kamea Hadar painting on their collaborative pieces for the event. KZ digitally created the 45″X24″ stretched canvases with Kamea and Brandy contributing their artistic interpretations.

Brandy has been working with Sig Zane Designs/SZ Kaio for the past seven years as the design department director and is KZ’s right-hand wahine in the office.

Pow Wow Hawai‘i Co-Lead Director Kamea Hadar flew over from Oahu to contribute to “10 X 10 X 10.”

1001 Stories’ Oz & John flew over to film and hang out… oh and they brought that MB guy, too…Pffft.

These t-shirts tell a color story of Kuha‘o’s t-shirt designs over the past 10 years.

– 7pm Pahtey time! Live auction started at $500 a piece and quickly climbed. Aloha Mondays served up ono pupus for everyone while WAIOLA LIFE, Kona Brew & Kadota Liquors kept everyone hydrated… and then dehydrated.

Ed Olson and Lori Kai checkout the bids.

Why you so gangsta, El? Kaina, Sig, Isaac and Daniel wonder…

Kahina Perkins, Jun Hasegawa and Iris Huddy stay cruising.

Hawaiians! Matt Kema and Cliff Kapono.

Uncle Bobo, Aunty Pili, Cousin Haunani and Aunty Nalani: the whole crew.

That guy: Matt Bruening.

A lot of talented designers have worked in the Sig Zane office over the years: Brandy Serikaku, Kuha‘o, Cody Welsh and Keana Madden.

Kamea killed it with his image of Kuha‘o’s mom, Nalani Kanaka‘ole, on his collaborative Hilo Braid piece.

Brandy’s Na Haumana piece and its proud new owner Logan Ioane-Carvalho.

– All Pau, relocate em to MV’s with grenades for all!

“It’s our party we can do what we want (no drama)…”

Couldn’t bring the Veuve bottle so had to drink em from a pitcher?

Honolulu fashionistas came for party, too! What’s good, Pineapple Ice?!

In Spanish El Bula means “The Bula.” In Hilo, this is a picture of El and Bula.



view full gallery on flickr

Sig Zane for HECO…

We are stoked and proud of our Hilo ʻohana for designing the new Hawaiian Electric logo. Here is a video explanation of the design.

New York La La La…

HNL Night Market Fashion Show…

Kaiser Nonales put together this video of Saturdayʻs HNL Night Martket fashion show featuring clothing from FITTED, Sig Zane, Stussy HNL, Illest, HRD LCK, and Sons of Trade bags.

Face Value…

Check out the recent HYPEBEAST post for more info on Kamea Hadarʻs upcoming show “Face Value” at Cukui gallery in San Jose, California.